Black Bodies and Green Spaces: Remembering the Eminence of Nature During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed not only the true value of nature and open public spaces, but it reified the presence and persistence of racism in and throughout American institutions. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials encouraged people to visit parks and green spaces as a way to be safe against COVID-19 transmission, the toxic presence and persistence of racism experienced by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) was fully exposed.  Read more about JPB Fellows Greg Bratman and Jennifer Roberts’ latest publication.